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What is to replace “direct jurisdiction” of the ECJ? We need answers—soon

A former judge of the court says it is about time the government offered clarity

By David Edward  

The European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. Photo: Thomas Frey/DPA/PA Images

Last week, the government published a position paper on the European Court of Justice (ECJ) and possible alternatives. It begins by saying that:

“In leaving the European Union, we will bring about an end to the direct jurisdiction of the Court of Justice.”

What does that actually mean and what will it involve for businesses and individuals in the UK?

The main function of the ECJ is to answer questions about EU law, and how it should be…

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